Month

February 2021

Ep 335: Lighting and editing tutorial for beginners, enthusiasts and pros.

In this start to finish video tutorial we share how to light and edit a simple set up that you can easily set up and practice at home using daylight, continuous lighting or flash.

Get inspired by the amazing work of Diane Arbus

“My favourite thing is to go where I’ve never been.” – Diane Arbus

My best photo editing tips: You can’t make a Filet Mignon with tinned ham

Above: Image by Gina Milicia I realised that many of the principles used to create amazing meals can also be applied to the way we edit our photos. I’ve been binge-watching cooking shows during the summer. Nigella, Jamie, Anthony and Man vs Food (don’t judge me) are a few of my faves. Food porn is awesome. I watch in a Homer Simpson style stupor (“Mmmmm doughnuts…”) and the great thing about these shows is I can gorge on them all summer long and still fit into my jeans at the end of it. So aside from learning how to make custard filled doughnuts using a brioche pastry (the secret to a good brioche is chilling it overnight) I also realised that many of the principles used to create amazing meals can also be applied to the way we edit our photos. Above: Image by Gina Milicia The thing that all...

Ep 334: The 40 year self portrait series with guest Nancy Floyd

Nancy Floyd has been photographing herself since 1982, with the aim of taking a photo a day. The resulting project, comprising over 2500 images, is a study on the passage of time, loss and the ageing female body. Weathering Time is the winner of the inaugural ICP / GOST First Photo Book Award.

Quote: Make space for change!

Above: Image by Gina Milicia “Let go of something old that no longer serves you to make room for something new.’” – Roy T. Bennett

Ep 333: How to become a commercial Photographer with guest Tony Roslund

Meet commercial photographer Tony Roslund who specialises in architecture and headshot photography. You’ll discover: what’s it like being part of three generations of photographers, how he broke into product and architecture photography, pricing, his motto “DO AVERAGE ELSEWHERE”, the different genres of product photography, Tony’s product photography thought process, and much more.

Get inspired by the work Saul Leiter

“I think I’ve said this before many times—that photography allows you to learn to look and see. You begin to see things you had never paid any attention to. And as you photograph, one of the benefits is that the world becomes a much richer, juicier, visual place. Sometimes it is almost unbearable — it is too interesting. And it isn’t always just the photos you take that matters. It is looking at the world and seeing things that you never photograph that could be photographs if you had the energy to keep taking pictures every second of your life.”  – Saul Leiter In this one-hour webcast, Danie Bester talks about the life and work of the celebrated street photographer and master of colour photography, Saul Leiter.

What kind of photographer will you be in 2021?

Above: Image by Gina Milicia “Education without application is just entertainment.” I have a confession to make: I have not eaten Nutella for 4 months. This is a record for me. I have tried to quit before but always fell off the wagon. This time was different, the last binge did it for me. I ate two (YES, TWO!) jars of Nutella in one sitting. It was bliss at the time, but I felt like garbage for the next week, and now each time I think about Nutella, I am reminded of that ‘you just ate 200x the daily allowance of Nutella’ feeling. The pain of being a Nutella addict was now worse than the pain of not having Nutella in my life. “Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change.” – Tony Robbins As photographers, the ‘unknown’ or ‘discomfort’ can be experienced in...

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